Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Unsigned Bills

The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday comes from Article I.7.2, "If a bill has been presented to the President and he does not sign it or return it to Congress for reconsideration within ten days, then it shall automatically become law." This provision requires the President to do something with a bill within ten days or it will become law automatically. Congress thus has the right to expect their legislation to be handled in a responsible and timely manner.

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